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Thankful Thursday ~ Always Something New

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” ~ Psalm 28:7 (ESV)

As I had mentioned yesterday in my post “Fear of Change” God has been working on my heart — I don’t seem to mind changes as much as I used to…One thing I know for sure though, just like David pointed out in the above Psalm “The Lord is my strength…”.

In going with my theme for this year, the changes that happening currently in my life, I face fearlessly (most days). We are having changes again at my work, but this time I am thrilled!!!! We are getting a wonderful, knowledgeable supervisor in our region. I am really excited to work with her; she has taught me so much when I went through training 2 1/2 years ago. Also God answered my prayer for help with my work-load. We were able to hire another person who has worked previously for the company and knows all the ins-and-outs. The best part – she is a believer (God you are marvelous!!!!!)…

The second change that is happening I am thankful for this week has to do with LWG. My sweet friend Lori from Lori’s Reflections redesigned out devotional blog. The launch is on March 1st!!! I am so excited about the new design. Lori did an awesome job. I hope that you will take some time next week to explore our redesigned team blog. There will also be a drawing of a neat little price. But you have to stop by to find out what…Lori, thank you from the bottom of my heart to make the change happen — it was time after 3 1/2 years :)…

One other change that I am making (something I wanted to do for a long time), I will have on the first of every month a guest blogger at “Grace Alone…”. This upcoming Monday, Kathy Howard will stop by to introduce her new book “God’s Truth Revealed“. I am excited about the opportunity to have Kathy share her ministry with my readers.

So, what are you thankful for this week? Please do share with us by leaving your link below.

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember: Even thought life can change, God never changes!!!

Thankful Thursday Participants

1. Debbie @The Way We Are
2. Nancie@MoreThanConquerors
3. Pia
4. Melanie
5. MageeMommy
6. The Pondering Princess
7. bp
8. Rita @Following 31
9. Jocelyn
10. Karen @ Living Life
11. Laurie@Nana’s House
12. jo.attalife
13. LeAnn @ See Great Things
14. It Feels Like Chaos
15. Laurie @ Women Taking a Stand
16. Denise
17. Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads
18. Chris
19. Debbie @ Heart Choices
20. Bernice@ My Journey ” simply THANK YOU LORD”
21. gemini
22. Joan @ Reflections
23. Janet @ Wildflower Thinking
24. Dana
25. Mary
26. Amazing Grace, Philippines
27. Sandy @ The Tablet of My Heart
28. John the Beloved
29. Arlene – Accepting Change
30. The Journaling Gina
31. Alicia @Making Time For Mommy- Thankful for my family
32. Kristi-Kikis Corner
33. Blessed Mom of 9
34. annies home –
35. K @ In The Lord’s Path
36. Noreen
37. SusanD
38. Wendy @ Faith’s Firm Foundation
39. Rocks@ Made to Worship
40. Cora
41. Erica
42. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
43. Heather @ A Day In My Life
44. Holly @ Broken for God
45. Heather @ Becoming A Titus 2 Woman
46. Nancy @ Homemade Blessings
47. Cindy @ *She Sparkles*
48. julie @ mom by faith
49. Claudia
50. By Grace Alone
51. Marsha
52. Saint Shellie

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24 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Always Something New”

  1. debbie says:

    I have been one of those people who fought against change my whole life. I am not sure why. Maybe it is just plain old fear of the unknown. But as I have grown older I find that I am FINALLY on the bandwagon, haha. Your changes all sound wonderful. How exciting for you. I look forward to the unveiling of Laced with Grace. Hugs, Debbie

  2. Nancie says:

    Thank you for your very encouraging sharing! It is so timely as I too have been experiencing great challenges in my life recently and the Lord has been my strength. I know I would never have make it without Him holding me tightly! Thank God He is with us always!

    Thank God for His blessings on you and working things out wonderfully through all the changing scenes in life. May He keep you in His love and His joy continue to be your strength daily. Thanks for hosting Thankful Thursday. It is my joy to participate this week after a long absence due to weak health. Praise God. Take care.

    Warm Regards,
    More Than Conquerors

  3. Denise says:

    You sound so happy, that makes me smile sis. I love you.

  4. Thanks for hosting Thankful Thursday I just posted my first one and am looking forward to reading what everyone is thankful for, I love reading your positive post

  5. Melanie says:

    Iris, I am so thankful that God has brought about good changes in your work place! Those can make such a difference.

    Can’t wait to see the new changes coming at LWG! I’ll be by next week to visit!

    Happy Thankful Thursday!

  6. bp says:

    Happy Thankful Thursday to you!
    You picked a perfect theme this week that went along with what I wanted to talk about! I enjoyed your post.

  7. pia says:

    change is scary yes, but good. i am not able to say this before but thank God i can see change differently now. praise God that anything can change but God.

  8. Laurie says:

    Change is not always bad! I am looking forward to the new look of LWG and for the changes that God is stirring in each of our hearts as we seek Him more diligently! love you.

  9. Your joy is shining through your writing. I’m so excited for you! Sometimes change can be a really wonderful thing.

  10. Lori says:

    I am excited also for the new design change (I prayed this morning it would all go smoothly, ha). Awesome can’t wait to hear from Kathy Howard!! Change is hard for anyone. Have a great day my friend.

  11. Mary says:

    Iris, sounds like you have some really good changes coming along. Glad you’re getting some help with your work load. And very excited to see the new devotional site. Thanks so much for hosting TT. My life is changed because of it! Blessings on your day. Mary

  12. Debbie says:

    I love these changes and I’m so glad your new supervisor is a believer. Yay God! I look forward to reading Kathy’s post and I’m so glad Lori is working on this new design for Laced with Grace.

    Here’s to Living Fearlessly …with God.

    Love you and praying for you friend,

  13. Kristi says:

    What wonderful things the Lord is doing for you! It just brings tears to my eyes when I think of how big this world is, and yet God cares about the smallest details in each of our individual lives! I love that so many of us take time to thank Him, and give Him the honor and praise that He deserves! TO GOD BE THE GLORY, GREAT THINGS HE HATH DONE!

    I know having a new christian co-worker at work who already knows basically what to do, has got to be just an amazing blessing! More than words can say. Back when I worked, I had some co-workers who just drained the life out of me everyday and made it to where I dreaded going into work. It’s so nice when you have one who shares your faith and is a joy to work around!

    I can’t wait to see the new design! I guess I had better take some time to go check out the old one!

  14. Hi Iris! I’m very happy for your good changes! Sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to see your new design! Thank you for hosting this month, and I am with you saying, “God is my Strength!”
    Wendy @ Faith’s Firm Foundation

  15. Erica says:

    Sometimes changes are very exciting because it opens up great possibilities for what the power of the Lord to be revealed! Thanks for the reminder!

  16. Holly says:

    Exciting to hear your EXCITEMENT…. 🙂 Looking forward to reading your guest as well!

    I like to consider change as a new adventure….


  17. Thanks for hosting Thankful Thursday! It was just what I needed today…. It was a blessing to play along!! Many blessings to you!!
    Cindy 🙂

  18. Oh yes, thank God for change! Life would be so boring without it! I am looking forward to seeing your changes… you have such a wonderful blog that really lifts me up! 🙂

  19. Claudia says:

    Thank you for hosting Thankful Thursday 🙂

  20. Linda says:

    Iris – it is exciting and encouraging to see what the Lord is doing in your life as you rest in Him. He always does more than we can think or imagine. I am so glad for you.

  21. Marsha says:

    Awesome news, Iris! I’m so so thrilled about your work situation. I know that’s been a concern for you.

    And of course I’m excited about the LWG redesign! I need to update my bio. I think it’s pretty old. Probably my picture, too. : )

    And Kathy Howard….awesome! I’m reviewing her new Bible study. The publisher just sent it to me the beginning of the week.

    Have a blessed weekend, my friend.

  22. Laurie says:

    Thank you for hosting Thankful Thursday, Iris, and I am encouraged by your posts about change. Life has been a little “active” this week because our daughter and her family are moving, (not far), but it gives me more time to watch our granddaughter and less time to blog. I hope to read more of the TT posts in the days ahead.
    Blessings to you,

  23. Sandy says:

    Iris, Thank you so much for hosting, and for this great post! Praying for you.

  24. Shellie``Saint Shellie says:

    Thanks for hosting Thankful Thursday. Its great to be involved with this.

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